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The host and musical guest for the episode is Ray Charles. The skits for this episode are as follows: The Godfather discusses with Tom Hagen the effects of letting NBC do a series about ... See full summary »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Ray Charles ... Himself - Host / Musical Guest
Franklyn Ajaye ... Himself
Dan Aykroyd ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
John Belushi ... Don Vito Corleone / Various
Jane Curtin ... Weekend Update Anchor / Various
Garrett Morris ... Ella Fitzgerald / Mr. Dewitt / User / burgler / Himself
Bill Murray ... Tom Hagen / Various
Laraine Newman ... Dottie Doody / Tammy / Herself
Gilda Radner ... Debby Doodie / Pammy / Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer (voice)
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Storyline

The host and musical guest for the episode is Ray Charles. The skits for this episode are as follows: The Godfather discusses with Tom Hagen the effects of letting NBC do a series about their life, and whether they should allow this to continue. During his opening monologue, Ray Charles talks about what SNL had to do to get him to come on the show. President Carter delivers a message to the United States. Howdy Doody's widow talks about life with the former star. Tom Snyder talks about returning to New York and interviews Ray Charles. Evelyn Woodski offers people the opportunity to learn how to read slower. A burglary takes place during a blackout. Mr. Mike tries to trick Ray with a fake painting, only to have Ray reveal he has a trick planned of his own. Ray Charles performs "I Can See Clearly Now", "What'd I Say" and "Oh What a Beautiful Morning", as well as a medley of his other works. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

TV-14
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Official Sites:

Official Site

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1977 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

NBC Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ray Charles: Now, what Mr. Mike doesn't know ... is, at the party, are going to be ten or twelve of the biggest black dudes he's ever seen in his life. And they're gonna whoop him upside his head and break every bone in his body. So please don't tell him!
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Connections

Spoofs Star Trek: By Any Other Name (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

What'd I Say
Written and Performed by Ray Charles
Ray Charles Medley: "I got a woman" (Ray Charles & Renald Richard) / "I believe to my soul" (Ray Charles) / "Them That Got" (Ray Charles) / "Hit the Road,
Jack" (Percy Mayfield)
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